Jae Rhim Lee – The infinity burial project

Jae Rhim Lee
The Infinity Burial Project
Bremen: Green-delegate-proposes-eco-burials

The Infinity Burial Project*, 2008 – present
The Infinity Burial System is generously funded by a grant from the Creative Capital Foundation.

The Infinity Burial Project is a modest proposal for an alternative burial system which challenges cultural death denial and environmental degradation inherent in contemporary funeral practices. The Project features the Infinity Mushroom, a future
hybrid mushroom which will 1) decompose bodies, 2) remediate the industrial toxins in bodies, and 3) deliver nutrients to plant roots. I am currently developing a unique strain of an existing edible mushroom that will be optimized to consume my body’s tissues and excretions—skin, hair, nails, blood, bone, fat, tears, urine, feces, and sweat.
The Infinity Mushroom will be incorporated into a series of Burial Suits. The first prototype of the Infinity Burial Suit is a body suit embroidered with thread infused with mushroom spores. The embroidery pattern resembles the dendritic growth of mushroom mycelium. The Suit is accompanied by an Alternative Embalming Fluid, a liquid spore slurry, and Decompiculture Makeup, composed of mineral makeup, mushroom spores, and liquid culture medium. The completed Burial System will include the above elements in a container which will convert corpses into useable biomethane gas and clean compost.
The development of the Infinity Bur ial System is also a part of my own confrontation with death and training to become a-Master of Death Acceptance, a process documented in a film titled Once You’re Dead. The film also explores cultural death denial and the psychological, social, and environmental
aspects of death practices.
Jae Rhim Lee






We want to thank everyone who helped to make the 18th venue in Erfurt possible!

18. ZNE! Station ERFURT (Germany)


Duration: 28.7.2019 to 22.9.2019

Pictures from the exhibition in Erfurt here!

***

We mourn our friend and benefactor, the artist and philosopher Prince Rudolf zur Lippe, who died on 6 September 2019.

He made thoughts dance and people move.

During the exhibition in Erfurt, which shows works from the cycle "Learning from the Birds" in the church of the Augustinian monastery, he wanted to talk to us about it and how it is linked to Goethe and Alexander von Humboldt.

We will miss him greatly, not only there.

***

*****Join us on facebook******